How To Build Confidence & Self Esteem After Losing Your Job & Being Unemployed | Lisa Petsinis

Deal with your job loss and bounce back better than ever.

In the midst of unemployment, it’s easy to lose hope and wallow in your low self-esteem, but you can learn how to build confidence again and take back your life.

Losing or getting fired from your job can seem like the end of the world. You might feel disbelief, anger, sadness, uncertainty, fear, and even panic — and these are all normal emotions given the circumstances.

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Being unemployed can feel very personal in the beginning.

“Why me? Why now?” you ask.

Companies decide to make structural or personnel changes for many reasons. And while it doesn’t make it right or pleasant, the truth is the reason for your termination doesn’t ultimately matter.

What counts is learning how to deal with this unexpected life change, so you can mentally prepare for re-entering the job market. And there’s no harm in hoping for the best, either.

It’s easy to get stuck in pity and feel discouraged when your self-esteem has taken a hit and your wallet is empty, but there is a reason for optimism.